It was nice to get an up close look at this project. I really appreciate Elena's dedication to her students and her commitment to National History Day. The activities in which we participated really gave me a good look into the types of projects the kids would be creating. That was time well spent. I particularly enjoyed learning about the Weebly web building site. This has several potential uses. The documentaries were also interesting to me. Although we did not spend a ton of time building our own, it did open my eyes to a use of imovie that I had not thought about. Whether one chose to do NHD or not, getting students involved in these types of activities will certainly help increase their understanding of history.
I am not yet sure if I will tackle this next year or not. I will certainly get my feet wet in some way, probably using some of the principles of NHD but on a smaller scale.